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Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps"), also collectively known as pulp fiction, refers to inexpensive fiction magazines published from 1896 through the 1950s. The typical pulp magazine was seven inches wide by ten inches high, half an inch thick, and 128 pages long. Pulps were printed on cheap paper with ragged, untrimmed edges.

The name pulp comes from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. Magazines printed on better paper were called "glossies" or "slicks." In their first decades, they were most often priced at ten cents per magazine, while competing slicks were 25 cents apiece. Pulps were the successor to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines are best remembered for their lurid and exploitative stories and sensational cover art. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero pulps"; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.

The first "pulp" was Frank Munsey's revamped Argosy Magazine of 1896, about 135,000 words (192 pages) per issue on pulp paper with untrimmed edges and no illustrations, not even on the cover. While the steam-powered printing press had been in widespread use for some time, enabling the boom in dime novels, prior to Munsey, no one had combined cheap printing, cheap paper and cheap authors in a package that provided affordable entertainment to working-class people. In six years Argosy went from a few thousand copies per month to over half a million.

Street & Smith were next on the market. A dime novel and boys' weekly publisher, they saw Argosy's success, and in 1903 launched The Popular Magazine, billed as the "biggest magazine in the world" by virtue of being two pages longer than Argosy. Due to differences in page layout, the magazine had substantially less text than Argosy. The Popular Magazine introduced color covers to pulp publishing. The magazine began to take off when, in 1905, the publishers acquired the rights to serialize Ayesha, by H. Rider Haggard, a sequel to his popular novel She. Haggard's Lost World genre influenced several key pulp writers, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, Talbot Mundy and Abraham Merritt. In 1907, the cover price rose to 15 cents and 30 pages were added to each issue; along with establishing a stable of authors for each magazine, this change proved successful and circulation began to approach that of Argosy. Street and Smith's next innovation was the introduction of specialized genre pulps, each magazine focusing on a genre such as detective stories, romance, etc.

At their peak of popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, the most successful pulps could sell up to one million copies per issue. The most successful pulp magazines were Argosy, Adventure, Blue Book and Short Stories described by some pulp historians as "The Big Four". Among the best-known other titles of this period were Amazing Stories, Black Mask, Dime Detective, Flying Aces, Horror Stories, Love Story Magazine, Marvel Tales, Oriental Stories, Planet Stories, Spicy Detective, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Unknown, Weird Tales and Western Story Magazine. Although pulp magazines were primarily a US phenomenon, there were also a number of British pulp magazines published between the Edwardian era and World War Two. Notable UK pulps included Pall Mall Magazine, The Novel Magazine, Cassell's Magazine, The Story-Teller, The Sovereign Magazine, Hutchinson's Adventure-Story and Hutchinson's Mystery-Story. The German fantasy magazine Der Orchideengarten had a similar format to American pulp magazines, in that it was printed on rough pulp paper and heavily illustrated.

The Second World War paper shortages had a serious impact on pulp production, starting a steady rise in costs and the decline of the pulps. Beginning with Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1941, pulp magazines began to switch to digest size; smaller, thicker magazines. In 1949, Street & Smith closed most of their pulp magazines in order to move upmarket and produce slicks.[8] The pulp format declined from rising expenses, but even more due to the heavy competition from comic books, television, and the paperback novel. In a more affluent post-war America, the price gap compared to slick magazines was far less significant. In the 1950s, Men's adventure magazines began to replace the pulp.

The 1957 liquidation of the American News Company, then the primary distributor of pulp magazines, has sometimes been taken as marking the end of the "pulp era"; by that date, many of the famous pulps of the previous generation, including Black Mask, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Weird Tales, were defunct. Almost all of the few remaining pulp magazines are science fiction or mystery magazines now in formats similar to "digest size", such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The format is still in use for some lengthy serials, like the German science fiction weekly Perry Rhodan.

Over the course of their evolution, there were a huge number of pulp magazine titles; Harry Steeger of Popular Publications claimed that his company alone had published over 300, and at their peak they were publishing 42 titles per month. Many titles of course survived only briefly. While the most popular titles were monthly, many were bimonthly and some were quarterly. The collapse of the pulp industry changed the landscape of publishing because pulps were the single largest sales outlet for short stories. Combined with the decrease in slick magazine fiction markets, writers attempting to support themselves by creating fiction switched to novels and book-length anthologies of shorter pieces.

Pulp covers were printed in color on higher-quality (slick) paper. They were famous for their half-dressed damsels in distress, usually awaiting a rescuing hero. Cover art played a major part in the marketing of pulp magazines. The early pulp magazines could boast covers by some distinguished American artists; The Popular Magazine had covers by N.C. Wyeth, and Edgar Franklin Wittmack contributed cover art to Argosy and Short Stories. Later, many artists specialized in creating covers mainly for the pulps; a number of the most successful cover artists became as popular as the authors featured on the interior pages. Among the most famous pulp artists were Walter Baumhofer, Earle K. Bergey, Margaret Brundage, Edd Cartier, Virgil Finlay, Earl Mayan, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Nick Eggenhofer, (who specialized in Western illustrations), Rudolph Belarski and Sidney Riesenberg. Covers were important enough to sales that sometimes they would be designed first; authors would then be shown the cover art and asked to write a story to match.

Later pulps began to feature interior illustrations, depicting elements of the stories. The drawings were printed in black ink on the same cream-colored paper used for the text, and had to use specific techniques to avoid blotting on the coarse texture of the cheap pulp. Thus, fine lines and heavy detail were usually not an option. Shading was by crosshatching or pointillism, and even that had to be limited and coarse. Usually the art was black lines on the paper's background, but Finlay and a few others did some work that was primarily white lines against large dark areas.

Another way pulps kept costs down was by paying authors less than other markets; thus many eminent authors started out in the pulps before they were successful enough to sell to better-paying markets, and similarly, well-known authors whose careers were slumping or who wanted a few quick dollars could bolster their income with sales to pulps. Additionally, some of the earlier pulps solicited stories from amateurs who were quite happy to see their words in print and could thus be paid token amounts. There were also career pulp writers, capable of turning out huge amounts of prose on a steady basis, often with the aid of dictation to stenographers, machines or typists. Before he became a novelist, Upton Sinclair was turning out at least 8,000 words per day seven days a week for the pulps, keeping two stenographers fully employed. Pulps would often have their authors use multiple pen names so that they could use multiple stories by the same person in one issue, or use a given author's stories in three or more successive issues, while still appearing to have varied content. One advantage pulps provided to authors was that they paid upon acceptance for material instead of on publication; since a story might be accepted months or even years before publication, to a working writer this was a crucial difference in cash flow.

Some pulp editors became known for cultivating good fiction and interesting features in their magazines. Preeminent pulp magazine editors included Arthur Sullivant Hoffman (Adventure), Robert H. Davis (All-Story Weekly), Harry E. Maule (Short Stories) Donald Kennicott (Blue Book), Joseph T. Shaw (Black Mask), Farnsworth Wright (Weird Tales, Oriental Stories), John W. Campbell (Astounding Science Fiction,Unknown) and Daisy Bacon (Love Story Magazine, Detective Story Magazine).

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If was an American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952 by Quinn Publications, owned by James L. Quinn. The magazine was moderately successful, though it was never regarded as one of the first rank of science fiction magazines. It achieved its greatest success under editor Frederik Pohl, winning the Hugo Award for best professional magazine three years running from 1966 to 1968. If was merged into Galaxy Science Fiction after the December 1974 issue, its 175th issue overall.
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Vol I, No. 1 (March 16, 1915), No. 2 (March 23, 1915), No. 3 (March 30, 1915), No. 4 (April 6, 1915), No. 6 (April 20, 1915), No. 7 (April 27, 1915), No. 8 (May 4, 1915), No. 9 (May 11, 1915), No. 10 (May 22, 1915), No. 11 (May 29, 1915), No. 15 (July 3, 1915), No. 17 (July 17, 1915), No. 19 (July 31, 1915). Publisher: Photo-Play Review, Phildelphia, PA
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Amazing Stories Volume 01 Number 01 (April 1926). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. This is the first issue of the first science fiction magazine in history. Featuring: Off on a Comet (Jules Verne; 1/2), The New Accelerator (H. G. Wells), The Man From the Atom (G. Peyton Wertenbaker),...
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Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co., New York City. These are pages containing columns or articles written by Louella O. Parsons, and published in The Morning Telegraph between January-April 1922.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Louella O. Parsons, Ernst Lubitsch, Emil Shauer, Jane Murfin, Harold Lloyd, Ralph...
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The writings of Lester Del Rey have been removed due to a request by John Betancourt of Wildside Press. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: To Grab Power by uncredited The Beast of 309 by uncredited Beneath Still Waters by uncredited The Midnight Ride of Merlanger Mckay by uncredited A Slight Detour by uncredited Pime Doesn't Cray by uncredited Never Cry Human by uncredited The Immortal by uncredited The Man Who Devoured Books by uncredited...
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Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co., New York City. Pages from The Morning Telegraph (New York City) published in 1923 with testimony of hearings held by the Federal Trade Commission investigating trade practices of Famous Players-Lasky. Includes testimony by H. H. Hodkinson, Al Lichtman, Samuel L. Rothafel, Richard Rowland, Samuel Goldwyn, Winfield Sheehan, Robert Cochrane, J. D. Williams, Thomas A. Edison, Sydney Cohen.
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Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co., New York City. These are pages containing columns or articles written by Louella O. Parsons, and published in The Morning Telegraph between January-April 1923.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Louella O. Parsons, William Duncan, Gladys Cooper, Ramon Novarro, Victor Seastrom,...
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co., New York City. These are pages containing columns or articles written by Louella O. Parsons, and published in The Morning Telegraph between September-December 1923. These were the final columns by Parsons for the Morning Telegraph before she went to work for Hearst's New York American.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Louella O. Parsons, Lon Chaney, Jetta Goudal, Lillian Clarke, Tom Terriss, Gloria...
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Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co., New York City. These are pages containing a Sunday column of Hollywood movie news, usually written by Frances Agnew, and published in The Morning Telegraph between 1922-1923.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Hollywood, Frances Agnew, Joseph P. Reddy
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Topics: rob, parker, armand, louann, ferencz, adam, lalaurie, lentz, angeles, los angeles, buddy lentz,...
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True Detective Mysteries Vol. XIII, No. 7. October 1930 Publisher: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc., Dunellen, NJ
Topics: true crime magazine, Fred Burke, Arnold Rothstein, John Hays Hammond Jr., Clara Phillips, William...
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Four issues of Town Topics: Vol. LXXXVII, No. 5 (Feb. 2), 6 (Feb 9), 7 (Feb. 16), 8 (Feb. 23). Publisher: Town Topics Publishing Co., New York.
Topics: New York society gossip, American wit and humor, theater, Helene Hicks Bowen, Paul Halvy, Cleves...
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Vol. I, No. 9 (July 4, 1914), No. 10 (July 11, 1914), No. 11 (July 18, 1914), No. 12 (July 25, 1914), No. 13 (August 1, 1914), No. 14 (August 8, 1914), No. 15 (August 15, 1914), No. 16 (August 22, 1914), No. 17 (August 29, 1914). Publisher: Cloud Pub. Co., Chicago, Ill.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Jesse Lasky, William J. Burns, Siegmund Lubin, Richard C....
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co., New York City. These are pages containing columns or articles written by Louella O. Parsons, and published in The Morning Telegraph between May-August 1922.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Louella O. Parsons, Clara Beranger, Edward Russell, Bull Montana, Mary Carr,...
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co., New York City. These are pages containing columns or articles written by Louella O. Parsons, and published in The Morning Telegraph between May-August 1923.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Louella O. Parsons, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontaine, Lew Cody, Mae Murray, Margaret...
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Vol. I, No. 18 (Sept. 5, 1914), No. 19 (Sept. 12, 1914), No. 20 (Sept. 19, 1914), No. 21 (Oct. 1, 1914), No. 22 (Oct. 15, 1914), No. 23 (Nov. 1914). Publisher: Cloud Pub. Co., Chicago, Ill.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Cleo Madison, David Wark Griffith, Horace Plimpton, Daniel...
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Co., New York City. These are pages containing columns or articles written by Louella O. Parsons, and published in The Morning Telegraph between September-December 1922.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Louella O. Parsons, Evelyn Greeley, George Eastman, Pola Negri, Thomas Meighan,...
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Vol. I, No. 24 (Feb. 1915), No. 25 (Mar. 1915), No. 26 (May 1915), Vol. II, No. 1 (July 1915), No. 2 (Aug. 1915), No, 3 (Sept. 1915), No. 4 (Oct. 1915). Publisher: Photoplaywright's Association of America, Chicago, Ill.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Edna Mayo, Marc MacDermott, David Wark Griffith, Betty Nansen,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Jungle in the Sky by R. Martin Jungle in the Sky by uncredited It Takes a Thief by uncredited The Beast by Nevile Blake Infinity's Child by uncredited Resurrection Seven by uncredited Dreamer's World by uncredited Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, May 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Personalities in Science Fiction: Raymond A. Palmer by Paul W. Fairman Guest Editorial by James V. Taurasi Science Briefs (If, May...
Topics: steve, teejay, buckmaster, asir, corrigan, wagner, barling, wingfield, leclarc, big joe, milton...
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Vol. III, No. 36. August 1922. Publisher: Robbinsdale, Minn. : W.H. Fawcett
Topics: American wit and humor, Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang, Hollywood Gossip
Islands in the Sky (1956.Winston) - Arthur C. Clarke
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Pipe Dream by uncredited The Wind People by Paul Orban The Man Who Tasted Ashes by Ed Emshwiller Love and Moondogs by Ed Emshwiller The Last Days of L.A. by Paul Orban Virgin Ground by uncredited Discipline by Ed Emshwiller Star of Rebirth by uncredited No, No, Not Rogov! by Ed Emshwiller Essay: In the Balance (If, February 1959) by Damon Knight Short Stories: Pipe Dream by Fritz Leiber The Wind People by...
Topics: winthrop, rogov, walsh, helen, denton, redfern, martha, atanta, gauck, charlie spence, pipe dream,...
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Vol. I, No. 3 (May 23, 1914); No. 4 (May 30, 1914); No. 5 (June 6, 1914); No. 6 (June 13, 1914); No. 7 (June 20, 1914); No. 8 (June 27, 1914). Publisher: Cloud Pub. Co., Chicago, Ill.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Ford Sterling, Kathlyn Williams, Ruth Stonehouse, Lincoln...
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Issues of The Photoplayers Weekly. Vol. 1, No. 20 (Nov. 28, 1914), 21 (Dec. 5, 1914), 22 (Dec. 12, 1914), 23 (Dec. 19, 1914), 24 (Dec. 26, 1914), 25 (Jan. 2, 1915), 26 (Jan. 9, 1915), 27 (Jan. 16, 1915), 28 (Jan. 23, 1915), 29 (Jan. 30, 1915), 30 (Feb. 6, 1915), 31 (Feb. 13, 1915). Publisher: The Western Film Pub. Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Film Industry Trade Publication
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Issues of The Photoplayers Weekly. Vol. III, No. 34 (Apr. 1, 1916), 35 (Apr. 8, 1916), 36 (Apr. 15, 1916), 37 (Apr. 22, 1916), 38 (Apr. 29, 1916), 39 (May 6, 1916), 40 (May 13, 1916), 41 (May 20, 1916), 42 (May 27, 1916), 43 (June 3, 1916), 44 (June 10, 1916), 45 (June 17, 1916), 46 (June 24, 1916), 47 (July 1, 1916), 48 (July 8, 1916), 49 (July 15, 1916), 50 (July 22, 1916), 51 (July 29, 1916), 52 (Aug. 5, 1916). Also, Vol. 4, No. 8 (Feb. 17, 1917). Publisher: Photoplayers Publishing Co., Los...
Topics: Motion Pictures, Film Industry Trade Publication
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Vol. I, No. 20 (August 7, 1915), No. 22 (August 21, 1915), No. 23 (August 28, 1915), No. 25 (Sept. 11, 1915), No. 26 (Sept. 18, 1915), Vo. 2, No. 1 (Sept. 25, 1915), No. 2 (Oct. 2, 1915), No. 3 (Oct. 9, 1915), No. 5 (Oct. 23, 1915), No. 7 (Nov. 6, 1915), No. 7 (Nov. 13, 1915). Publisher: Photo-Play Review, Phildelphia, PA
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Lillian Walker, Epes Sargent, Winifred Kingston, Oscar Gardner,...
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by Gernsback, Hugo; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Keller, David Henry, 1880-1966; Aldinger, Harley S.; Harris, Clare Winger, 1891-1968; Copeland, Leland Stanford, 1886-1973; Grant, Hal; Wolfe, Charles, S.; Christie, William Henry, 1896-1955
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Amazing Stories Volume 03 Number 01 (April 1928). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. Featuring: A Story of the Days to Come (H. G. Wells), The Yeast Men (David H. Keller), The Way of a Dinosaur (Harley S. Aldinger), Baron Münchausen's Scientific Adventures (Hugo Gernsback; 3/6), The Miracle of the Lily (Clare Winger Harris), When Hearts...
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Vol. VIII, No. 1. October 1923. Publisher: Screenland Inc., Cooperstown, N.Y.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Rudolph Valentino, John Held Jr., Robert E. Sherwood, Frederick...
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by Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Balmer, Edwin, 1883-1959; MacHarg, William Briggs, 1872-1951; Verrill, Alpheus Hyatt, 1871-1954; Bissiri, Augusto; Sargent, Samuel M.; Wolfe, Charles S.; O'Brien, Michael Fitz-James, 1828-1862; Serviss, Garrett Putman, 1851-1929; Copeland, Leland Stanford, 1886-1973
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Amazing Stories Volume 01 Number 09 (December 1926). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: The First Men in the Moon (H. G. Wells; 1/3), The Man Higher Up (Edwin Balmer & William MacHarg), The Time Eliminator (by Kaw), Through the Crater's Rim (A. Hyatt Verrill), The Lord...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Love of Life by Michael Gilbert Prologue to Freedom by Vincent Di Fate Cloudscape by Vincent Di Fate Cartoon: "Why Not to Use Electrical Outlets in Dungeons" by Michael Gilbert Ring Shot by Paul Lehr Marchplateau by Vincent Di Fate Samurai Fugue by Tim Kirk Night Kings by Mike Symes Night Kings [2] by Mike Symes Essays: Editorial (Worlds of If, September-November 1986) by Clifford R. Hong The Light...
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Volume 32 Number 1 Spawn of Dagon - Henry Kuttner A weird story of Elak of Atlantis, and the worship of the fish-god Fortune's Fools - Seabury Quinn A thrill-tale of the Dark Ages, about wolves that were men, and men that were wolves Dust in the House - David H. Keller A shuddery story about the skeletons that sat across the table from each other The Defense Rests - Julius Long An eery tale of a heartless lawyer, who nevertheless wanted to acquit bis own murderer The Messenger - H. P. Lovecraft...
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by Gernsback, Hugo; Verne, Jules Gabriel, 1828-1905; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Winn, Charles C.; Wertenbaker, Green Peyton, 1907-1968
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Amazing Stories Volume 01 Number 02 (May 1926). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine; missing back cover. Published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: A Trip to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne; 1/3), Mesmeric Revelation (Edgar Allan Poe), The Crystal Egg (H. G. Wells), The Infinite Vision (Charles C. Winn), The Man...
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Day Donald B. - Index To The Science Fiction Magazines 1926-1950-Ak Jpg
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by Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967; Verne, Jules Gabriel, 1828-1905; Wertenbaker, Green Peyton, 1907-1968; Morgan, Jacque; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Wolfe, Charles, S.; Leinster, Murray, 1896-1975; Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937; Kline, Otis Adelbert, 1891-1946; Fezandié, Ernest Clement, 1865-1959
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Amazing Stories, volume 1, number 3 (June 1926). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine; missing back cover. Published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: A Trip to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne; 2/3), The Coming of the Ice (G. Peyton Wertenbaker), Mr. Fosdick Invents the Seidlitzmobile (Jacque Morgan), The Star (H....
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: A Tourist Named Death by Wallace Wood A Pride of Islands by Wallace Wood Heel by Virgil Finlay A Great Day for the Irish by uncredited Matchmaker by Wallace Wood Essay: Worlds of If (If, May 1960) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: A Tourist Named Death by Christopher Anvil A Pride of Islands by C. C. MacApp Matchmaker by Charles L. Fontenay Short Stories: Thirty Degrees Cattywonkus by James Bell When Day Is Done by...
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Issues of The Photoplayers Weekly. Vol. 2, No. 9 (May 7, 1915), 10 (May 14, 1915), 11 (May 21, 1915), 12 (June 2, 1915), 13 (June 9, 1915), 14 (June 16, 1915), 15 (June 23, 1915), 16 (July 1, 1915), 17 (July 8, 1915), 18 (July 15, 1915), 19 (July 22, 1915, 20 (July 29, 1915). Publisher: The Western Film Pub. Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
Topics: Motion Pictures, Film Industry Trade Publication
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by Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967; Winsor, George McLeod; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Morgan, Jacque; Serviss, Garrett Putman, 1851-1929; Siodmak, Curt, 1902-2000; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849; Verne, Jules Gabriel, 1828-1905; Fezandié, Ernest Clement, 1865-1959
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Amazing Stories Volume 01 Number 04 (July 1926). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine; missing back cover & contents page. Published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: Station X (G. McLeod Winsor; 1/3), The Man Who Could Work Miracles (H. G. Wells), The Feline Light and Power Company Is Organized (Jacque Morgan), The...
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True Detective Mysteries Vol. XIII, No. 6. September 1930 Publisher: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc., Dunellen, NJ
Topics: true crime magazine, William Desmond Taylor, black hand, Irene Schroeder, Carolyn Wells, Frank...
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by Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967; Verrill, Alpheus Hyatt, 1871-1954; Serviss, Garrett Putman, 1851-1929; Verne, Jules Gabriel, 1828-1905; Copeland, Leland Stanford, 1886-1973; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Snyder, Alexander
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Amazing Stories Volume 01 Number 07 (October 1926). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain.
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Topics: rush, stacey, buzz, devore, mammoth, adventure, inca, deacon, mammoth adventure, indian, howard...
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Vol. III, No. 29. January 1922. Publisher: Robbinsdale, Minn. : W.H. Fawcett
Topics: American wit and humor, Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang, Hollywood Gossip
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Topics: becker, grenfell, tanaka, gant, ikari, starker, cortino, larsen, quirie, captain ikari, years ago,...
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Titan Tribune, Vol.   IV, 1962-63 .  Published by the Associated Student Body of Pioneer High School, Whittier, California.
Topics: student newspaper, high school
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by Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967; Serviss, Garrett Putman, 1851-1929; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Verrill, Alpheus Hyatt, 1871-1954; Leinster, Murray, 1896-1975; Verne, Jules Gabriel, 1828-1905; Copeland, Leland Stanford, 1886-1973
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Amazing Stories, volume 1, number 8 (November 1926). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: The Second Deluge Garrett P. Serviss; 1/4), The Island of Dr. Moreau (H. G. Wells; 2/2), Beyond the Pole (A. Hyatt Verrill; 2/2), The Mad Planet (Murray Leinster), A Drama in the Air...
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Titan Tribune, Vol.   III, 1961-62 .  Published by the Associated Student Body of Pioneer High School, Whittier, California.
Topics: student newspaper, high school
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Topics: cassius, hollywood, pills, liz, holden, khan, sex, liston, cassius clay, clay, high school, bill...
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Playboy 1962.09 The Bloody Pulps
Topics: pulps, pulp, adventures, doc, buffalo, tales, shadow, magazine, adventure, stories, doc savage,...
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The writings of Lester Del Rey have been removed due to a request by John Betancourt of Wildside Press. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Stranger in Paradise by Jack Gaughan House Divided by Jack Gaughan Berserker's Planet (Part 1 of 2) by Jack Gaughan Cantor's War by Jack Gaughan Aura of Immortality by Jack Gaughan Second Advent by Jack Gaughan The People's Choice by uncredited Nostradamus by Jack Gaughan Ars Gratia (If, May-June 1974) by...
Topics: schoenberg, suomi, lenoir, planet, fiction, hranth, rick, anthony, leros, science fiction, rick...
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Topics: messer, duardo, captain, chugger, adventure, ambrose, genoese, dan, jock, messer duardo, holy...
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Topics: fort, sonny, lauderdale, hollywood, beverly, diane, hypnosis, baumholder, fort lauderdale, cops,...
Vol. 2, No. 5. 1 May 1922. Publisher: F. W. Millar & Co, Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, theater, vaudeville, music
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Beautiful People by Bob Martin Holes, Incorporated by Hi Marx Marley's Chain by Ted Speicher An Empty Bottle by uncredited Shock Treatment by Wilson Sinister Paradise by uncredited Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, September 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Personalities in Science Fiction: Jules Verne by Paul W. Fairman Science Briefs (If, September 1952) by Henry Bott Guest Editorial by L. E. Shaffer The...
Topics: parker, retch, newlin, conger, tam, eyes, songeen, rozeno, stared, shock treatment, robert moore,...
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Vol. III, No. 35. July 1922. Publisher: Robbinsdale, Minn. : W.H. Fawcett
Topic: American wit and humor, Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang, Hollywood Gossip
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Vol. IX, No. 2 Publisher: Brewster Publications, Inc., Jamaica, NY
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, Betty Blythe, Jackie Coogan, Helen Ferguson, Claire Windsor,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Rocket-Launching Satellite by uncredited The Image and the Likeness by Zimmerman The Running Hounds by Bob Martin You Too Can Be a Millionaire by Tom Beecham Let There Be Light by Bob Martin Generals Help Themselves by Bob Martin Lunar Ship by uncredited Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, November 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Personalities in Science: Leonardo Da Vinci by Paul W. Fairman Science Briefs (If,...
Topics: kazu, baker, jordan, penelope, buddha, likeness, spain, comet, scott campbell, john scott, red...
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Issues of The Photoplayers Weekly. Vol. III, No. 7 (Sept. 18, 1915), 8 (Sept. 25, 1915), 9 (Oct. 2, 1915), 10 (Oct. 9, 1915), 11 (Oct. 16, 1915), 12 (Oct. 23, 1915), 13 (Oct. 30, 1915), 14 (Nov. 6, 1915), 15 (Nov. 13, 1915), 16 (Nov. 20, 1915), 17 (Nov. 27, 1915), 18 (Dec. 4, 1915), 19 (Dec. 11, 1915), 20 (Dec. 18, 1915), 21 (Dec. 25, 1915), 22 (Jan. 1, 1916), 23 (Jan. 8, 1916), 24 (Jan. 15, 1916), 25 (Jan. 22, 1916), 26 (Jan 29, 1916), 27 (Feb. 5, 1916), 28 (Feb. 12, 1916), 31 (Mar. 4, 1916),...
Topics: Motion Pictures, Film Industry Trade Publication
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Let My People Go by Hi Marx Hoiman and the Solar Circuit by Stan Robots of the World! Arise! by Bob Martin Vital Ingredient by Bob Martin The Terrible Answer by uncredited Mcilvaine's Star by Bob Martin Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, July 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Guest Editorial by Sam Merwin, Jr. Personalities in Science Fiction: Charles Fort, His Objectives Fade in the West by Robert Barbour Johnson...
Topics: sahl, faron, joy, alaia, uncle, parn, martian, glanced, remm, uncle peter, bag ears, science...
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Vol. 35, No. 397, May 1922 Publisher: Leslie-Judge Co., New York City
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine, John Henry Jr., Mary Pickford, Walter Prichard Eaton
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Surface Travel at Jet Speed by Ed Valigursky The Ambassador by Frank Kelly Freas When the Mountain Shook by Frank Kelly Freas Act of Passion by Paul Orban Time Fuze by Paul Orban 'Mid Pleasures and Palaces by Philip Parsons Tabby by Rudolph Palais The Worlds of Joe Shannon by Paul Orban Uniform of a Man by Rudolph Palais Traffic Control Stations by Ed Valigursky Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, March 1954)...
Topics: lindsay, kirk, loren, chet, nina, var, lansing, bartle, eyes, lindsay told, commander seymour,...
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by Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967; Leinster, Murray, 1896-1975; Verrill, Alpheus Hyatt, 1871-1954; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Breuer, Miles John, 1889-1945; Serviss, Garrett Putman, 1851-1929
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Amazing Stories, volume 1, number 10 (January 1927). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: The Red Dust (Murray Leinster), The Man Who Could Vanish (A. Hyatt Verrill), The First Men in the Moon (H. G. Wells), The Man with the Strange Head (Miles J. Breuer), and The Second...
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by Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Huxley, Julian Sorel, 1887-1975; Christie, William Henry, 1896-1955; Skinner, E. D.; Thaddeus, Victor, 1895-1974; Fezandié, Ernest Clement, 1865-1959; Sears, Edwards S.
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Amazing Stories, volume 2, number 5 (August 1927). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells; 1/2), The Tissue-Culture King (Julian Huxley), The Retreat to Mars (Cecil B. White), Electro-Episoded in A.D. 2025 (E. D. Skinner), The Ultra-Elixir of...
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True Detective Mysteries Vol. XIII, No. 2. May 1930 Publisher: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc., Dunellen, NJ
Topics: true crime magazine, Frank Sislby, Jim Byrnes, William Crowley, scopolamine, Harvey Crippen, Tom...
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by Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967; Wates, Cyril Geoffrey, 1883-1946; Fox, George, R.; Harris, Clare Winger, 1891-1968; Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946; Sherin, Ronald M.; Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937; Merritt, Abraham Grace, 1884-1943; Olsen, Alfred Johannes, 1884-1956
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Amazing Stories, volume 2, number 3 (June 1927). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: The Visitation (Cyril G. Wates), The Electronic Wall (Geo. R. Fox), The Fate of the Poseidonia (Clare Winger Harris), The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham (H. G. Wells), The Lost Comet (Ronald...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Preview of Cover Art for October 1955 by Ed Valigursky Franchise by Paul Orban Birthright by Frank Kelly Freas Bleedback by Ed Emshwiller The Mold of Yancy by Ed Emshwiller The Patriot by Paul Orban Ecology On Rollins Island by Paul Orban Essays: Worth Citing (If, August 1955) by uncredited What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, August 1955) by uncredited Science Briefs (If, August 1955) by uncredited Novelettes:...
Topics: yancy, kirk, taverner, cornel, sipling, baxter, planet, norman, cortland, april smith, norman...
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Volume 28 Number 3 Isle of the Undead - Lloyd Arthur Eshbach An uncanny tale of the fate that befell a yachting party on the awful island of living dead men. The Lost Temples of Xantoos - Howell Calhoun Verse The Opener of the Way - Robert Bloch A tremendous tale of dread doom in a forgotten tomb beneath the desert sands of Egypt Witch-Burning - Mary Elizabeth Counselman Verse The Lost Door - Dorothy Quick An alluring but deadly horror out of past centuries menaced the life of a young American...
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May 1922. Publisher: Hollywood Publishing Co.
Topics: Hollywood gossip, scandal
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by Bruce Long
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An index to articles on film performers within the pages of Movie Weekly, a fan magazine published from 1921 to 1925.
Topics: motion picture, movie fan magazine